[Board] Emeritus

Peter Batty peter at ebatty.com
Tue Jan 22 12:42:55 PST 2013


The OpenStreetMap Foundation recently gave Steve Coast the title of
Emeritus Chairman, so they presumably felt it was a well known enough term
(I've come across it in various contexts):

http://opengeodata.org/osmf-board-grants-project-founder-steve-coast



On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com>wrote:

> Arnulf,
> I love the concept you are suggesting, but question the name "Emeritus",
> primarily because it is a term I suspect many are not familiar with. (I
> needed to look it up). However looking around I can't seem to find the
> right replacement word.
>
>  "Honourable OSGeo Guardian" doesn't sound quite right.
>
>
> On 22/01/13 05:47, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
>
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>> Folks,
>> this is a short concise summary of what an emeritus board member is:
>> http://www.governancematters.**org/index.cfm?organization_id=**
>> 56&section_id=1117&page_id=**7635<http://www.governancematters.org/index.cfm?organization_id=56&section_id=1117&page_id=7635>
>>
>> I would like to be recognized as an emeritus board member and continue
>> to promote OSGeo as best I can. So far I have used "I was the last
>> president", "Ex-president", "was on the board of directors" but they
>> all somehow have this "Ex" sound to it and compel to continue thinking
>> "and then left because ... ?, she wasn't happy / no good / for good,
>> because they suck, because they thought she sucks) and so on.
>> Therefore I want to propose to have a regular emeritus status.
>>
>> To avoid the cons listed in the link above we can either leave it to
>> the outgoing member to ask for it (which I herewith do) or let the
>> current board (or maybe a charter member) make a motion to this
>> effect. Or something else that I have not thought of, obviously.
>>
>>
>> And btw: Thanks for keeping the wheel turning. I am very happy to see
>> that things are continuing to work well!
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Arnulf
>>
>> - -- Seven of Nine
>> http://arnulf.us/Seven
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